Being arrested is a terrifying and confusing for anyone. It can be difficult to fully grasp the laws and processes that are in place, particularly when it comes to temporary detainment by the police. Understanding bonds and the situations under which someone can be released from jail is essential to being able to fully understanding your legal situation.
How Long Can Someone Expect To Be Detained?
As with all things in the legal system, the length of detainment is entirely dependent on the circumstances of the arrest.
- In the case of many traffic and minor criminal offenses, the defendant may be charged with citations. This means that the officer will issue a ticket or citation and release will be almost immediate.
- For more serious offenses, a person may be detained for up to 24 hours before charges are brought against them. At that point, the person may be released on bail.
- A bond is a monetary pledge that allows a defendant to be released from jail, on the promise that they will to return when the court date arrives. A commissioner will usually set the bond amount.
- If a person cannot afford the bond amount that is set, they will be kept in jail and will see a judge as soon as possible. At times, a person may also work with a bail bondsman to pay a bond they could not otherwise afford.
A Legal Professional By Your Side
At Robinson and Associates, we are available 24 hours a day to help you or a loved one get released from jail. Having an experienced legal team by your side can make all the difference in these situations. Our team has a strong track record of having cases dismissed or reduced, and securing our client’s release. Having an attorney can also help ensure that your legal rights are respected and your case is handled properly.
Call us today if you or a loved one has been arrested, and we will step forward to help ensure that your legal situation is handled quickly and professionally.